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Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
Italian Society of Nephrology and Springer join forces to promote research in renal diseases

Italian Society of Nephrology and Springer join forces to promote research in renal diseases

Beginning in 2014, Springer will publish the Journal of Nephrology, the official publication of the Italian Society of Nephrology. The new agreement will enable the journal to expand and strengthen its mission to stimulate advancements in medicine, focusing on nephrology, dialysis and renal transplantation. [More]
Scientists discover novel antibody-based therapy that targets progression of kidney fibrosis

Scientists discover novel antibody-based therapy that targets progression of kidney fibrosis

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a novel antibody-based therapy which targets the progression of life threating kidney fibrosis. [More]
Alvogen launches Inflectra into Central and Eastern Europe

Alvogen launches Inflectra into Central and Eastern Europe

Alvogen, the multinational pharmaceuticals company, today announced the launch of Inflectra (Infliximab) into Central and Eastern Europe. Inflectra, Europe's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy that has been approved for the treatment of inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis. [More]
Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). [More]
Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers, young adults forego treatment

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers, young adults forego treatment

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. [More]
Not all children, young adults treated achieve long-term relief from symptoms of anxiety

Not all children, young adults treated achieve long-term relief from symptoms of anxiety

Fewer than one in two children and young adults treated for anxiety achieve long-term relief from symptoms, according to the findings of a study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and five other institutions. [More]
Alexion Pharmaceuticals reports full year 2013 GAAP and non-GAAP financial results

Alexion Pharmaceuticals reports full year 2013 GAAP and non-GAAP financial results

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. For the three months ended December 31, 2013, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Alexion" or the "Company") reported net product sales of Soliris® (eculizumab) of $441.9 million, compared to $320.5 million for the same period in 2012. [More]
LA BioMed's physician-researchers honored with America's Top Doctors for the year 2014

LA BioMed's physician-researchers honored with America's Top Doctors for the year 2014

​Forty-two of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute's (LA BioMed's) physician-researchers will be ranked among America's Top Doctors when it issues its 2014 publication later this year or they are listed among the Southern California Super Doctors for 2014 in the January edition of Los Angeles Magazine. [More]
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute adopt new medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis

Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute adopt new medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis

The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center today became the first hospital in the tri-state area to adopt a new minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced trough traditional open-heart surgery. [More]

Daclatasvir–sofosbuvir combo effective in chronic HCV infection

Research shows that the combination of daclatasvir and sofosbuvir leads to high rates of sustained virologic response in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, including those who have not responded to previous therapy. [More]

NICE approves MabThera for treating severe forms of GPA and MPA

Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the use of MabThera for two potentially life-threatening auto-immune diseases, GPA and MPA, which result in the inflammation and damage of small blood vessels and frequently involve multiple organs. The two diseases affect over 13,000 people in the UK and are characterised by the breaking down of specific areas of tissue in the body that, if not treated, can lead to organ damage, organ failure and even death. [More]
Alexion's Soliris gets FDA orphan drug designation for DGF prevention in renal transplant patients

Alexion's Soliris gets FDA orphan drug designation for DGF prevention in renal transplant patients

Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an orphan drug designation to Soliris (eculizumab), a first-in-class terminal complement inhibitor, for the prevention of delayed graft function in renal transplant patients. [More]
Hope in sight for sufferers of chronic renal disease

Hope in sight for sufferers of chronic renal disease

Miss M. spends around 15 hours a week in hospital. Her renal functions are limited, and her kidneys are no longer able to filter toxins from her blood. She is a dialysis patient, forced to rely on this artificial blood purification treatment that, although essential, greatly impairs her quality of life. She has to make three trips a week to the dialysis clinic and going away for longer than a few days is almost out of the question. And Miss M. is no exception: In Germany alone, over six million people suffer from some form of chronic renal disease. [More]
Study reveals high prevalence of TB infection among young children

Study reveals high prevalence of TB infection among young children

A small study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College in India reveals high prevalence of tuberculosis infection among young children, troubling rates of disseminated disease and alarming patterns of drug resistance. [More]

Barostim Therapy: A cost-effective treatment for patients with drug resistant hypertension

CVRx, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension that indicates Barostim Therapy is a cost-effective treatment option for patients with drug resistant hypertension. [More]
EMA accepts Otsuka's marketing authorisation application for tolvaptan for treatment of ADPKD

EMA accepts Otsuka's marketing authorisation application for tolvaptan for treatment of ADPKD

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the submission of a marketing authorisation application (MAA) for the potential approval of tolvaptan for the treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). [More]

ICSA awards 2014 ONC HIT certification to Acumen EHR system

Acumen Physician Solutions, a market leading EHR and practice management system for nephrology, announced today that its product Acumen EHR, Version 7.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR. [More]

Genotyping strategy could boost celiac screening efficacy

Genotyping for human leukocyte antigen followed by biopsy is a sensitive strategy for detecting histopathologic lesions in the close relatives of people with celiac disease, research indicates. [More]
Paired exchange and incompatible kidney transplant program launched by UAB

Paired exchange and incompatible kidney transplant program launched by UAB

Ann Marie Reynolds, a 32-year-old who has been in and out of hospitals fighting chronic kidney disease since she was a teenager, had a less than 1 percent chance of receiving a kidney without the University of Alabama at Birmingham's groundbreaking organ donation system that helped her and two other hard-to-match patients get kidneys in a three-way, incompatible kidney exchange earlier this year. [More]
Texas Children's Heart Center opens Center for Preventive Cardiology

Texas Children's Heart Center opens Center for Preventive Cardiology

Texas Children's Heart Center is proud to announce the opening of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, which is designed to medically manage the risk factors of acquired heart disease in children. The center is the only one of its kind in Texas that offers multidisciplinary, specialized care for children with these risk factors or who have a strong family history of cardiac disease, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure or the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. [More]